Architecture of Modern China: A Historical Critique

Architecture of Modern China: A Historical Critique

By: Jianfei Zhu (author)Paperback

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A collection of essays on architecture of modern China, arranged chronologically covering a period from 1729 to 2008, focusing mainly on the twentieth century. The distinctive feature of this book is a blending of 'critical' and 'historical' research, taking a long-range perspective transcending the current scene and the Maoist period. This is a short, elegant book that condenses the wide subject matter into key topics.

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Jianfei Zhu is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne. His research explores analytical and international perspectives on the Chinese experience in architecture, urbanity and social practice.


1. Modern Chinese Architecture 2. Perspective as Symbolic Form: Beijing, 1729-35 3. The Architect and a Nationalist Project: Nanjing, 1925-37 4. A Spatial Revolution: Beijing, 1949-59 5. The 1980s and 90s: Liberalization 6. Criticality in between China and the West, 1996-2004 7. A Global Site and a Different Criticality 8. Beijing, 2008: A History 9. Geometries of Life and Formlessness 10. Twenty Plateaus, 1910s-2010s

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780415457811
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780415457811
  • weight: 680
  • ISBN10: 0415457815

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